power up


Definition of power up 

transitive verb

: to cause to operate power up the computer

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power-up \ˈpau̇(-​ə)r-​ˌəp \ noun

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Japanese design studio Nendo recently showed off a prototype of the Denqul, a hand-crank phone charger for Sugita Ace that powers up a phone, no electricity needed. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Nendo designs an attractive hand-crank phone charger," 12 Nov. 2018 Starting in the late 1400s, Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal funded missions to the Americas in order to gather natural resources that would power up their economies. WSJ, "Notable & Quotable: Unsafe Space," 22 Aug. 2018 This microarchitectural feature can be measured: if the AVX2 units are fully powered down, running an AVX2 instruction will take longer than if the units are fully powered up. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "New Spectre attack enables secrets to be leaked over a network," 26 July 2018 And then power up your ponies, astro babes, and let the unfurling red carpet road rise to meet you... Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes September 17-23," 10 Sep. 2016 Alien Swirling Saucers Brace yourself for out-of-this-world thrills, because the Aliens have powered up their flying saucers! Alien Swirling Saucers immerses guests in the playful world of Andy’s imagination. Shelley Caran, ajc, "Everything you need to know about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios," 29 June 2018 The Tigers powered up in the top of the first inning, hitting three home runs, and Mike Fiers pitched solidly for his third victory. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' strong start leads to victory at Texas Rangers, 7-4," 8 May 2018 With his rugged beard and honeyed vocals, YONEE's bass-rattling melodies power up some seductive poetics. Bianca Alysse, Billboard, "Rising Star YONEE on His Love For Genre-Bending Music & Why His Mother Is One of His Strongest Influences," 17 May 2018 No county taxpayer money will go toward the project, officials said The solar farm would produce up to 25 megawatts of power, which is enough to power up to 3,500 homes, Bluemer said. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Will County moves forward with talks for solar facility at landfill," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of power up

1970, in the meaning defined above

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